|David Pietrusza on
C-SPAN's "In Depth"
Award-winning author and historian David Pietrusza appeared live on C-SPAN's three-hour "In
Depth" series at 12 noon (ET) on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Each "In Depth" interview covers the
breadth of that author's writing career, and incorporates viewer calls and e-mails. The episode
was repeated on Monday at 12 AM (ET) and Saturday, July 8 at 9 AM (ET). C-SPAN's Peter
Slen conducted the interview.
Pietrusza, a frequent C-SPAN guest, has previously appeared on the network to discuss his
books "1920: The Year of the Six President," "1960: LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon: The Epic Campaign
that Forged Three Presidencies," "1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that
Transformed America," and "Silent Cal's Almanack: The Homespun Wit and Wisdom of
Vermont's Calvin Coolidge."
He has also appeared on C-SPAN's "The Contenders" series to discuss the career of 1916
presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes, and on C-SPAN to discuss the 2012 State of the
Previous "In Depth" guests include: William F. Buckley Jr., Edmund Morris, Jimmy Carter, David
McCullough, David Halberstam, Robert Caro, John Updike, Stephen Ambrose, Arthur
Schlesinger Jr., Gore Vidal, Joan Didion, Studs Terkel, Peggy Noonan, Camille Paglia, Pat
Buchanan, David Brooks, Milton Friedman, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Thomas Friedman, Alice
Walker, Tom Brokaw, Jonah Goldberg, Salman Rushdie, Newt Gingrich, Tom Wolfe, Bob
Woodward, George Will, Tom Clancy, Ann Coulter, Howard Zinn, Michael Moore, Christopher
Hitchens, and Ralph Nader.
Said blogger Tim Ewert:
"For 3 delightful hours ( ... and available still via web replay) this witty
non-academic was allowed to expound upon his considerable body of
work ['Silent Cal', left, being amongst orbit of subjects tackled] in
manner which would have made ole Billy Buckley's 'Firing Line' look
truncated by comparison. Besides inanity of cranks calling-in to
expound uselessly on their cabal/plot du jour, the format is about as
stricken of artifice as my old accomodations in 'The Big House' were
plush. :) Understood programming such as such will never be Nielsen
jump-starter, but point is it does exist for the politically Jacques
Cousteau-motivated amongst us."